Photo of Kenneth E. Horton

Kenneth E. Horton

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Related Info

Mr. Horton is a member of firm’s Intellectual Property section. With chemical engineering, MBA and law degrees, he provides a multi-disciplinary approach to intellectual property services for clients. These services are enhanced by constant research into both the legal and strategic aspects of intellectual property. He is entrepreneurial by nature and demonstrates this by investing in and consulting with technology-focused companies.

Mr. Horton’s practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property evaluations and due diligence, as well as technology and intellectual property agreements. Mr. Horton has extensive experience in both pharmaceutical and semiconductor technologies.

Mr. Horton is a frequent speaker on the topic of intellectual property law and strategy, speaking at A.I.C.H.E. and A.C.S. annual conferences. He is also an Associate Professor in the MBA Technology Management Program at the Gore School of Business of Westminster College.


  • Patent Attorney, 1995 - present
  • Associate Professor, 2003 - present, Gore School of Business, Westminster College
  • Team Mentor, 2000 - 2001, Technology-to-Market Alliance
  • Patent Examiner, 1990 - 1994, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Intern, 1994 - 1995, Office of Technology Policy




Catholic University Law School, J.D., 1995

George Washington University, MBA, 1993

University of Utah, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • Utah, 1999
Other Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP magazine (2016, 2013)


American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

International IP Strategists Association

Salt Lake City Chapter Chair, Licensing Executives Society, 2007 - 2009

Board Member, University of Utah Master of Science and Technology Program, 2002 - 2009

Intellectual Property Section Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2005